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Stacey Robinsmith

Stacey Robinsmith is a political junkie. He will bring you informed, insightful and more often than not, irreverent commentary on the BC political scene.

BC Budget 2010

As I enter the Premier’s office I'm forced to relinquish my prized Blackberry and any other devices that might connect me to the outside world. The British Columbia budget is about to be revealed and

While You Were Watching the Olympics, BC and Montana Signed a Land Use Agreement for Flathead River Basin

While the Canadian Olympic athletes have been "going for the Gold" at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, it appears that nobody will be going for the gold in the Flathead River Basin now that the provi

Mayor Gregor Officially Opens the W2 Media Centre

Mayor Gregor Robertson walked up to the podium, took out his iphone and told the gathered media, “Say cheese.” He snapped a photo of the audience and said, “We are all media.” And with that he welcome

Premier Campbell on the Death of Georgian Athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili

Premier Gordon Campbell issued the following statement on the death of Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili in Whistler.

Those For and Against Olympics Join Forces to Solve Homelessness

How to bring the same amount of energy and resources that went into the Olympics to the problem of solving homelessness in Vancouver? That was the subject of a panel last night at the First United...

One Hot Premier and a Charismatic Canadian Flag Bearer Named Clara Hughes

  The media briefing area was jammed with hordes of media people. I could feel the heat rising from too many bodies in a too small place. Add  the television camera lighting and the story...

Breakfast with the Honourable George Abbott and the BC Chamber of Commerce

The previous BC Chamber of Commerce breakfast with a Cabinet Minister featured the Honourable Kevin Falcon, Minister of Health Services. He arrived to the breakfast meeting late and while approaching...

HST Rebate Seen as a Partial Victory

On Thursday, January 14th the Minister of Finance, Colin Hansen, provided some welcome news for schools, universities, and hospitals in BC. Hansen announced a new HST rebate that he says will protect...

Michelle Lang Laid to Rest

Today I attended Michelle Lang’s funeral. And what a heart wrenching event it was. I felt overwhelming sadness as I walked into the Italian Cultural Centre Hall. On the screens placed around the hall...

Transportation Minister John Baird Wants Naked Pics of YOU

Today we received some reassuring news from Federal Transportation Minister John Baird and Minister of State Rob Merrifield. At a scheduled press conference the dynamic duo announced that ...